'It's like mod heaven, his studio', he says of his older counterpart
Rumours of a collaboration between Kane and the Modfather have circulated for some time and, in an interview between the pair which you can read in this week’s issue of NME, the Last Shadow Puppets man confirmed that they would be collaborating on a track for his new LP.
We’ll just see what happens when we get into that room. We’re going into Paul’s place and I can’t wait to get in there and throw some ideas around. It’s like mod heaven, his studio.
Weller also revealed why he was a fan of Kane, explaining that the singer’s live performances reminded him of himself. “It’s just good to see someone giving it one,” he said. “So many bands are drippy, it’s nice to see someone perform really, there’s a lot to be said for that. So I recognised the energy in that and the commitment to what you’re doing.”
You can also see a video interview in which Weller discusses his admiration for Miles Kane by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
In addition to Miles Kanes’ interview with Paul Weller, this week’s Heroes special issue of NME sees Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison interview The Fall’s Mark E Smith, Felix White of The Maccabees talk to Clash legend Mick Jones, The Vaccines’ frontmain Freddie Cowan paired up with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, and The Horrors’ Rhys Webb grilling the Sex Pistols’ John Lydon. To find out what happened and read the full interviews, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.